audio track from Wyze security cam is not recorded when exporting the mp4 footage on PremEl 2021

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Trying to edit some video recorded by a Wyze security cam.  The video audio plays well on VLC and potplayer but when edited on Premiere Elements the exported video does not contain audio
Can anyone venture a guess what the problem might be that is causing this?
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Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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Most likely the security camera is saving video in a delivery format rather than an editable format.

 

Open some of that video in the free download MediaInfo. In MediaInfo, set View to Text and then copy the text of this report and paste it to this forum. With this more complete info we'll better be able to advise you.

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Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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Steve

as always thanks for your help...below is the text result from media info

 

Duration : 2 min 1 s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 971 kb/s
Maximum bit rate : 1 920 kb/s
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 20.000 FPS
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.023
Stream size : 14.1 MiB (88%)
Color range : Limited
Color primaries : BT.709
Transfer characteristics : BT.709
Matrix coefficients : BT.709
Codec configuration box : avcC

Audio
ID : 2
Format : ADPCM
Format profile : A-Law
Codec ID : alaw
Duration : 2 min 1 s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 128 kb/s
Stream size : 1.86 MiB (12%)

 

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Steve's advice is always very good.   Premiere Elements is made for editing consumer camera footage.  My guess is that it is very likely MediaInfo will show a "special purpose" file structure.  

 

Consider going direct to a solution of using the (free) program called Handbrake to convert to a more common camera like editable format.   Key words are "H.264", the codec, and "MP4" the file name.

 

Good luck with your project!

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I would definitely recommend a conversion with Handbrake also. I've no idea what an ALAW audio codec is, but I wouldn't be surprised if a number of editing programs don't know what to do with it. You've also got a frame rate of 20 fps, which is pretty non-standard.

 

Assuming Handbrake can decode that audio codec, these settings should create an editable video.

 

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